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Carry Nitrogen through the Growing Season

January 4, 2012
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete

With many nitrogen inhibitors and products on the market, Ken Ferrie has some simple to follow tips to make sure you are getting the correct response to your fertility program.

"There are many ways to manage nitrogen," he says. "Think about what nitrogen product you are applying, then you can decide what type of inhibitor you need."
He explains that the volatility of urea is a driven by the urease enzyme. A urease inhibitor will stop volitization.
Protecting soils from denitrification will allow more nitrogen to be available later in the season.
"Remember match your inhibitor to your product. Match you inhibitor to your purpose," he says.
The cost of not doing so is both monetary and environmental.
Learn more in this episode of Corn College TV.
 

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